Great Performances at the Met (Season 15)

Great Performances at the Met: Joyce DiDonato in Concert

Air date: 07/10/2021

Premieres beginning Friday, July 2 at 2 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)
Premieres Sunday, July 18 at 12:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN

The American mezzo-soprano performs from the converted art-nouveau Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum, Germany. The program includes the world premiere of “I Dream a World,” a new work with music by Kenyatta Hughes and text from the Langston Hughes poem of the same name. The concert also features Baroque works by Handel and Monteverdi as well as well-known songs such as “La vie en rose” and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” The singer is accompanied by Carrie-Ann Matheson on piano and the chamber music ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro. Recorded last September.

Musical selections:
“Addio Roma”
from Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea

Didon’s Final Scene
from Berlioz’s Les Troyens

“Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen”
by Gustav Mahler

“Oh Shenandoah”

“Illustratevi, o cieli”
from Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria

“Dopo notte atra e funesta”
from Handel’s Ariodante

“I Dream a World”
Music by Kenyatta Hughes

“La vie en rose”
by Louiguy

“Canción al árbol del olvido,”
by Alberto Evaristo Ginastera

“You’ll Never Walk Alone”
from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel

Short Listing:
Experience a new performance by the American mezzo-soprano from the Jahrhunderthalle in Germany.

Long Listing:
Experience a new performance by the American mezzo-soprano from the art-nouveau Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum, Germany, featuring Baroque works by Handel as well as songs like “La vie en rose” and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

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Joyce DiDonato. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Joyce DiDonato. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Joyce DiDonato. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Joyce DiDonato accompanied by Carrie-Ann Matheson on piano. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Joyce DiDonato. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Joyce DiDonato. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Joyce DiDonato. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Joyce DiDonato accompanied by Carrie-Ann Matheson on piano and the chamber ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.